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By flashing my BIOS to the "new" 5001 I should be able to run any AM3 processor right? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2AVM/#CPUS
    
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The supported CPU list seems to stop at the Phenom II X4 945... I don't know if Asus bothered to support the newest X4/6 models.
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Any AM3 up to the x4 945.
Also pick one that is no more than 95w for that board.


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Thanks Gyro, especially helped with the flash last night / this morning. Was a lot easier than expected when I did what you said.
    
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Glad I could help.

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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
Any AM3 up to the x4 945.
Also pick one that is no more than 95w for that board.
Correct. The reasoning behind this is that the 125W Phenom chips require a board with a split power plane. This is why the 125W Athlon 64 X2 6400+ I installed in an M2A-VM this weekend works fine but a high end Phenom II would be a no-go.
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Correct. The reasoning behind this is that the 125W Phenom chips require a board with a split power plane. This is why the 125W Athlon 64 X2 6400+ I installed in an M2A-VM this weekend works fine but a high end Phenom II would be a no-go.
Over in the M2N Club(see sig) we have X4 955/65/70/75/80 cpu's running on AM2 M2N boards with the use of the Nvidia performance tools.
And allows ocing also.

The tools basically give us the upper p-state/power plane(if that is the right term)allowing the cpu to run at full speed.

Without the tools the cpu boots fine but only runs a 4x200=800mhz.

I'm not sure if something like PhenomMSRtweeker would have the same affect with an AM2 AMD chipset?


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The 125W Phenom II chips can run in a board without split power phase I think, just that things such as NB and Ht link will perform slower. 125W chips do require more power phases for the support & capability. 4-phase or 4+1 minimum with good quality is recommended for any 125W.
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It's just the x4 955/65/70/75/80 cpu's that need the tools.
If you remember when they first came out even newer mb's needed a bios update to run at full clocks.(stuck at 4x200=800mhz).
All other AM2+ and AM3 cpu's run normally.
The HT still only has a x5 multi(1000mhz),and the NB has a multi of x8(1800mhz) and is locked but can be oc'd with refclock,and has cpu-nb voltage adjustments.


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